The Broome County Fair has a rich history that goes back a hundred and fifty years. The earliest fairs celebrated cultures of another time and had some attractions that could not possibly be offered today. Different times gave rise to different ideas. What you see on the fairgrounds today came, not all at once, but in bits and pieces. One step at a time buildings were erected, improvements were made, and new policies were put in place that made the Broome County Fair what it is today.
The Broome County Agricultural Society was incorporated in 1858. In 1871, the Broome County Agricultural Society Board convened to make arrangements for the first of many fairs that would celebrate the agricultural bounty of Broome County.